Institution

Queens College, CUNY

Job Title

Assistant Professor, Job ID: 25252

Department/College

Graduate School of Library and Information Studies (GLIS)

Dates

Opening Date: 10/06/2022
Closing Date:  11/30/2022

Job Description

The Graduate School of Library & Information Studies (GSLIS) at Queens College, CUNY, has a position for an Assistant Professor. The GSLIS is the only publicly supported American Library Association accredited school of library and information studies in the metropolitan New York City area. The GSLIS has a large and highly diverse student body.  

Job Duties

The appointee will share responsibility for teaching Master level courses, participating in and contributing to committee and department assignments including administrative, supervisory, and other functions.

Experience/Qualifications/Knowledge/Skills

Candidates must possess a Ph.D. in a relevant field at the time of hire. The successful candidate will have experience teaching in higher education, a record for research and service, and ability to cooperate with others for the good of the institution.

In pursuit of the goals of CUNY’s Black, Race and Ethnic Studies Initiative, GSLIS seeks candidates with the ability to employ perspectives from critical race studies, Indigenous methods, environmental justice, and queer studies.

Qualified candidates will have research and teaching expertise as well as practical experience in one or more of the following areas:

  • Social and community informatics; the digital divide; public infrastructure for information use
  • Geographic information; the critical use of mapping technologies; the social uses of spatial data; geographic information systems or data visualization
  • Digital spaces; virtual and augmented reality; online information cultures; information activism

Candidates are especially encouraged to apply if they have:

  • A strong track record of obtaining research funding and delivering successful research projects
  • Experience teaching at undergraduate level
  • An interest in public facing scholarship, demonstrated through outputs such as multimedia production, exhibition curation or public education activities

While based in Information Studies, this faculty member could also potentially teach in Political Science, Sociology, and Urban Studies within the School of Social Sciences, as well as in our interdisciplinary programs such as Africana Studies, Asian Studies or Latino Studies.

Supplemental Information

Often referred to as “the Jewel of the CUNY system," Queens College is a place of contrasts: An urban school setting in a suburban setting, where a large and diverse student body receives personalized attention. This formula has made us one of New York's premier educational institutions. We especially welcome candidates whose experience and qualities will aid Queens College in increasing faculty and staff diversity in order to reach the same level for which our student body is recognized and lauded.

With a mission to prepare students to become leading citizens of an increasingly global society, we offer a rigorous education in the liberal arts and sciences under the guidance of a faculty dedicated to both teaching and research. Our liberal arts, science, and pre-professional programs earn us high rankings in prestigious college guides such as: The Princeton Review America's Best Value Colleges. Our students graduate with the ability to think critically, address complex problems, explore various cultures, use modern technologies and information resources, and have won prominence in nearly every field.

How to Apply

To apply, please follow the instructions below:

  • Go to cuny.jobs
  • In the box under "job title/ keyword", enter "Assistant Professor - Graduate School of Library and Information Studies (GLIS) "
  • Click on "ID 25252"
  • Click on the "Apply Now" button and follow the instructions

Please note that the candidates must upload a cover letter describing related qualifications and experience, resume, and the name and contact information of three (3) professional references as ONE DOCUMENT in any of the following formats: .doc, .docx, or .pdf format.

**Please use a simple name for the document that you uploaded, for example: JDoeResume. Documents with long names cannot be parsed by the application system.

 

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